October 7, 2009

WNC Carson, 7 pm - STUDENTS GET IN FREE!

Friday Films Travel to Macedonia, South America

"I Am From Titov Veles" - October 9, 7 p.m.
"Mutum" - October 16, 7 p.m.;
"My Time Will Come" - October 23, 7 p.m.

Marlette Hall, Cedar Building, WNC Carson City
Admission: $3; Students FREE With WNC ID

This fall's international, independent film series is proving popular with students and the community. Good crowds and positive feedback is illustrating the value of the events to the campus community and local residents.

On Friday, Oct. 9, the upheaval of a changed Europe comes into focus with "I am From Tito Veles." Set in the quaint but scarred town of Veles, three sisters long to escape the suffocating environment of their dying community. Burdened by memories of their late father, each chooses a different path: Sapho struggles to secure a visa to Greece, Slavica desperately searches for a rich husband, and Afrodita harbors hopes for love and children. In this contemporary story, director Teona Strugar Mitevska blends stark realism with memorable performances to create a vivid landscape of life and longing in post-communist Macedonia.

The next two films will be set in South America.

On Friday, Oct., 16, the film "Mutum" portrays Thiago, a sensitive and imaginative boy living on a small, hardscrabble farm in a remote region of Brazil. His life is filled not only with curiosity and youthful discovery, but also the reality of his parent's unhappy marriage and his father's abuse -- all of which are one day changed by a chance encounter and unexpected gift.

"My Time Will Come" which screens on Friday, Oct. 23, is a darker film where a predawn murder sets in motion a series of interlocking tragedies that eventually find their way to the city morgue's brooding Dr. Arturo Fernandez.

Physically and emotionally isolated from the world around him, the doctor develops an oddly intimate relationship with the personal lives of his cases, gradually forcing him to confront his connection to the living, and the dead.

The film is set against a richly textured rendering of Quito, Ecuador's capital city.

The schedule:
I AM FROM TITOV VELES - Oct. 9
Teona Strugar Mitevska, Macedonia, 2007

MUTUM (EDU) - Oct. 16
Sandra Kogut, Brazil, 2007

MY TIME WILL COME - Oct. 23
VÝctor Arregui, Ecuador, 2008

THE PHOTOGRAPH - Nov. 6
Nan Triveni Achnas, Indonesia, 2007

THOSE THREE (EDU) - Nov. 13
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

SLEEPWALKING LAND - Nov. 20
Teresa Prata, Mozambique, 2007

THOSE THREE (EDU) - Nov. 13
Naghi Nemati, Iran, 2007

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD (EDU) - Dec. 4
Faouzi Bensa´di, Morocco, 2006Designed to promote cultural awareness, the independent films have been screened and won awards at festivals around the globe. The series is supported by Nevada Humanities. Information: 445-3222.

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